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A long narrow pipe through which darts or pellets may be blown. Also called blowpipe.


(Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) the US word for blowpipe1



a pipe or tube through which darts or other missiles are blown by the breath.
[1800–10, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.blowgun - a tube through which darts can be shot by blowingblowgun - a tube through which darts can be shot by blowing
tube, tubing - conduit consisting of a long hollow object (usually cylindrical) used to hold and conduct objects or liquids or gases


[ˈbləʊgʌn] N (US) → cerbatana f
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30 Musselburgh A relic from a more innocent and less digitally orientated age, a pea shooter is a toy version of the blowgun or blowpipe that launches its projectiles by blowing.
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